18 episodes

Welcome to an audio adventure unlike anything you've ever heard. I’m Jason Moore, host of the top-rated Zero To Travel Podcast, and I invite you to come with my wife Anne Dorthe and me to visit the beautiful country of Nepal through this unique 16-part travel podcast series – the world’s first “audio guidary” (part audio guide and part diary). We’ll be your travel companions as you soak up the entire Himalayan mountain trekking experience, going from the bustling capital city of Kathmandu to remote Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and beyond. Along the way, you’ll discover Nepalese Culture, learn about her history, and meet her famous friendly people. Together we’ll step into the world’s tallest mountain range, sharing the flood of adrenaline and emotions from hiking along steep ledges and across Indiana Jones-like suspension bridges, through Tibetan Buddhist villages, and into warm, colorful monasteries where we’ll share energizing cups of warm Tibetan tea with the locals. Enjoy the sounds of the villages, the music, the spinning prayer wheels, and the gentle wisdom of our Nepalese guide, Samir, as he shares insightful and practical information for trekking in the Himalayan Mountains. Listen now to experience this one-of-a-kind audio adventure, and learn how to plan your own trek in Nepal. Don’t wait! Subscribe now to get access to the entire series.

Trekking Nepal: Your Adventure Guide (A Zero To Travel Podcast Series) Jason Moore and Anne Dorthe Gloetvold-Moore Zero To Travel Podcast Publishi

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings

Welcome to an audio adventure unlike anything you've ever heard. I’m Jason Moore, host of the top-rated Zero To Travel Podcast, and I invite you to come with my wife Anne Dorthe and me to visit the beautiful country of Nepal through this unique 16-part travel podcast series – the world’s first “audio guidary” (part audio guide and part diary). We’ll be your travel companions as you soak up the entire Himalayan mountain trekking experience, going from the bustling capital city of Kathmandu to remote Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and beyond. Along the way, you’ll discover Nepalese Culture, learn about her history, and meet her famous friendly people. Together we’ll step into the world’s tallest mountain range, sharing the flood of adrenaline and emotions from hiking along steep ledges and across Indiana Jones-like suspension bridges, through Tibetan Buddhist villages, and into warm, colorful monasteries where we’ll share energizing cups of warm Tibetan tea with the locals. Enjoy the sounds of the villages, the music, the spinning prayer wheels, and the gentle wisdom of our Nepalese guide, Samir, as he shares insightful and practical information for trekking in the Himalayan Mountains. Listen now to experience this one-of-a-kind audio adventure, and learn how to plan your own trek in Nepal. Don’t wait! Subscribe now to get access to the entire series.

    Episode 17: Addendum: The 2015 Earthquake

    Episode 17: Addendum: The 2015 Earthquake

    On April 25, 2015, a huge earthquake shook the little country of Nepal, killing 9,000 people, causing avalanches on Everest, and destroying entire villages.  Some of the places Jason and Anne Dorthe had visited were destroyed. 
    Is Samir ok?  Is Mingmar ok?  These were the first thoughts that struck Jason and Anne Dorthe when they heard the news.  Learn what happened, how the Manaslu Circuit was affected, and whether it’s still a good idea to travel to Nepal.  Is it worth it? 
    Are you ready for a trekking adventure?  To access the ultimate resource for hiking adventures around the world and get our FREE gear guide, check out zerototravel.com/trekking.
    Want more travel? Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast 
     

    • 9 min
    Episode 16: Bhaktapur: The Side Few Tourists See

    Episode 16: Bhaktapur: The Side Few Tourists See

    It’s the last day of hiking, and at the trail’s end Jason, Anne Dorthe, Samir and Mingmar take the terrifying Jeep ride after dark along cliff edges back down to Kathmandu, and say their sad goodbyes.  Set off with Jason and Anne Dorthe to explore other parts of Nepal, including Pokhara and Bhaktapur!   
    Learn about obtaining a visa in Nepal, visiting Nepal’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, and traveling between cities in Nepal.  Visit Nepal’s largest stupa in Samir’s home town, Boudha, and listen to the tornado of chanting and conch shell music emanating from the monasteries as you wander through the streets.  Stay overnight and experience a sight that most tourists never see.  Do you want to hire Samir to be your guide?  Listen up for his contact information!  Email him at smt.lama@gmail.com  
    Thank you for joining us for this adventure in Nepal!  Ready for the next step?  To access the ultimate resource for hiking adventures around the world and get our FREE gear guide, check out zerototravel.com/trekking.
    Want more travel? Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast 
     

    • 24 min
    Episode 15: Electricity: Return to Civilization

    Episode 15: Electricity: Return to Civilization

    Jason and Anne Dorthe experience the luxuries of modern civilization again for the first time in 12 days.  They will miss the high Tibetan Buddhist villages and the ritual of hunting down the village water source each evening.  The couple reflects on how the trek has changed them forever. 
    Is one trek in Nepal enough, or will you want to go back and do another one?  Learn what Jason and Anne Dorthe would do differently if they were to plan this trip again, what type of information should you know before you land in Nepal, and how much they paid for their trek.  What can you learn from their mistakes?   
    Want to try your hand at booking a trek?  To access the ultimate resource for hiking adventures around the world and get our FREE gear guide, check out zerototravel.com/trekking.
    Want more travel? Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast 
    To book Samir as your guide, email him at smt.lama@gmail.com

    • 30 min
    Episode 14: Raksi: A Native Nepalese Beverage

    Episode 14: Raksi: A Native Nepalese Beverage

    Jason and Anne Dorthe enjoy their first alcoholic drink since the trek began: a native beverage called Raksi.  While waiting for their drinks, they talk to Samir about the different kinds of Buddhist monks, and share the story of an impish old man they met on the trail. 
    Experience Raksi for the first time and learn about how it’s made, learn what mornings are like on the trail, and enjoy Jason’s detailed description of the physically exhausting experience of using a squat toilet. 
    Ready to try some Raksi for yourself?  To access the ultimate resource for hiking adventures around the world and get our FREE gear guide, check out zerototravel.com/trekking.
    Want more travel? Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast 
    To book Samir as your guide, email him at smt.lama@gmail.com

    • 23 min
    Episode 13: Travel Companions: Sharing Pain and Pleasure on the Path

    Episode 13: Travel Companions: Sharing Pain and Pleasure on the Path

    Jason and Anne Dorthe feel sad as their trek nears its end.  They enjoy talking about little things and big things in life as they walk together, and about the difficult struggles each has had on the long hike.  At day’s end they reflect on the pros and cons of traveling with a companion versus solo travel. 
    Learn some of the advantages of traveling in this unique and rugged way, what you can do to physically prepare for a trek, and how trekking in Nepal is different from trekking in other parts of the world, such as Patagonia. 
    Are you ready to plan a solo adventure, or will you rope in an adventure partner?To access the ultimate resource for hiking adventures around the world and get our FREE gear guide, check out zerototravel.com/trekking.
    Want more travel? Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast 
    To book Samir as your guide, email him at smt.lama@gmail.com
     

    • 19 min
    Episode 12: The Seasons: When to Trek Nepal

    Episode 12: The Seasons: When to Trek Nepal

    On Day 9 of their trek, Jason and Anne Dorthe discuss the trekking seasons with Samir.  At day’s end, Samir and some villagers sing and play music on native instruments.   
    What is each season like?  What is the most popular month for trekking?  Which month is the greenest?  The warmest?  The quietest?  When will you see the most flowers?  When is your best chance of making it over the high passes?  Which season is driest, and which is rainiest?   
    Learn all about trekking in different months of the year, about camping along the trail versus staying in the tea houses (as Jason and Anne Dorthe did), how much cash you should carry with you, how meals are handled, and what to do about drinking water. 
    Have you decided which season you’d like to trek in Nepal?  To access the ultimate resource for hiking adventures around the world and get our FREE gear guide, check out zerototravel.com/trekking.
    Want more travel? Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast 
    To book Samir as your guide, email him at smt.lama@gmail.com

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Lovelypolly ,

Brilliant!

This is a really fun Podcast. I had just arrived back from trekking in Nepal and this was pretty much spot on. I would recommend it to anyone about to take a trek.

Off to Nepal ,

Huge help!

As a couple traveling through Asia, we have been listening to Jason's podcasts about trekking in Nepal. We arrive in Kathmandu next week and have been listening to this in advance. It's been very informative and educational. We're much more prepared and have even reached out to Samir to see if he could be our guide. Huge thanks to Jason for putting this together!

Cb grl ,

helpful and fun to listen to

I want to do this trip one day and I liked the helpful hints and story line of this podcast

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